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Year: 2016
Original Title: A United Kingdom
Length: 111 minutes
Genre: Biography, Romance, Drama
Studios: BBC Films, British Film Institute
Distributor: Pathé
Age rating: Suitable for 12 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: November 25 2016

United States: February 17 2017

Ranking

Ranking: 6,315 out of 15,992 movies (up 399)

6,4

7.4 by 3 users

5.0 by Movie'n'co

6.8 by 4 media

Plot

'A United Kingdom' tells the true story of Seretse Khama (played by David Oyelowo), who was the King of Bechuanaland (now modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams (played by Rosamund Pike), a London office worker who Seretse met in 1947 whilst he was in London studying. Unfortunately for them, the apartheid government of South Africa wouldn't stand for the rulers of the country above them from being in a mixed raced relationship, as it was banned in South Africa. In addition to that, Seretse and Ruth must stay strong against the political pressure of the British Government, as they needed the diamonds and uranium from the mines of South Africa, especially after World War 2. Directed by Amma Asante, also starring Tom Felton and Jack Davenport.

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Cast A United Kingdom

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

Seretse Khama

Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike

Ruth Williams

Tom Felton

Tom Felton

Rufus Lancaster

Jack Davenport

Jack Davenport

Alistair Canning

Charlotte Hope

Charlotte Hope

Olivia Lancaster

Arnold Oceng

Arnold Oceng

Charles

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Trivia A United Kingdom

The actual Prince Seretse Khama's grandson makes a brief appearance in the movie. Reunites David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike from Jack Reacher (2012).

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